Fulfilling the determination of the Court


Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold was court-martialed in January 1780 and convicted of two minor infractions. Gen. George Washington wrote this letter to Samuel Huntington, President of the Continental Congress, on March 20, 1780. Washington asked Huntington to forward the entire transcript of Arnold’s court-martial. Washington was required to publish both the charges, which he didn’t have, and the sentence against Arnold.

National Archives, Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention